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One Last Fiscal Cliff Look for 2012


Last day of the year and one last look at fiscal cliff while we’re still a few hours on this side of it. Recession has been guaranteed if lawmakers can’t find solution and interest rates will rise and tax breaks expire.

What Are Parent PLUS Loans?

November 21, 2012

Be careful if you’re considering the Parent PLUS government student loan product. It’s a tough avenue to take and can haunt you forever.

New Lenders: Pawnshops

October 31, 2012

We’ve suspected it; after all, there are so many Americans who are struggling financially and who no longer have access to traditional financial products like checking accounts and credit cards. Now, though, we’ve confirmed what we’ve suspected for months: more …

New Prepaid Card Package from Wal-Mart, Amex

October 10, 2012

Wal Mart and American Express have teamed up to offer a new prepaid debit card product, Bluebird – and it offers more than any other similar card offer on the market.

Small Business Must-Know Credit Terms

August 13, 2012

Ask any small business owner what they knew about the nuances in the language their bankers spoke or their credit card terms and conditions verbiage and odds are, they’ll say it was overwhelming. Here are a few of those terms.

Amazon, Apple Fix Vulnerabilities

August 8, 2012

Two big problems surfaced for both Apple and Amazon last week when hackers were able to change a customer’s information that could have emptied his bank account. Instead, they opted to empty his digital cloud.

Mom, Dad and Your Finances

July 20, 2012

It’s not likely there’s more than a handful of folks who don’t have some outstanding “loan” with Mom and Dad – whether it’s that advance we got on our allowances twenty years ago or the mortgage their holding as a …

A Look Back: 2011 and Credit Sector

July 6, 2012

The movers and shakers in the financial sector were keeping the media busy last year. How much has changed and what about the scandals?

Citigroup Sued Over CDO Losses

May 25, 2012

Citigroup is now on the wrong end of a lawsuit filed by Woori Bank. In it, the goal is to recover losses from the Seoul-based lender’s $95 million investment in debt obligations.

Fuel Demand Down in U.S.: MasterCard

May 16, 2012

According to MasterCard, U.S. gasoline demand fell for a second consecutive week to the lowest level in two months.

Americans Reduced Credit Card Usage

May 11, 2012

Consumer spending defines 70 percent of the economy and it’s been rising at an impressive pace this past year. It appears they’re using cash far more often than their credit cards.